WHAT: City Theatre of Independence presents “Pride & Prejudice” by Tom Woods. The play is based on the highly acclaimed novel by Jane Austen. It takes place in early 19th century (and social class conscious) England, where Elizabeth “Lizzy” Bennet, the headstrong daughter of a country gentleman, becomes romantically involved with Mr. Darcy, an aristocratic and stuffy suitor.

WHERE: Sermon Community Center’s Powerhouse Theatre, 201 N. Dodgion St., in Independence.

WHEN: June 5, 6, 7, 13, 14 at 8 p.m. and 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and children and $11 for patrons 60 years and older. They can be purchased by calling 816-325-7367 or online by visiting www.ticketleap.com/events/?q=City+Theatre+of+Independence .

Tickets will also be sold at the Sermon Center’s box office each night of a performance.

WHY SHOULD YOU GO SEE IT: “It’s for people who love the book,” said Pride & Prejudice’s director Jamie D. Close. “It’s a romantic comedy and follows closely to the novel. Plus it has great actors in it.”

– Brandon Dumsky